From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships, Vol. I - Part A, pp. 423

The boyhood home of Henry Clay, which is located in Lexington, Ky.

(LSD-48: dp. 15,814 (f.); l. 609' 7""; b, 84'; dr. 19'7", s. 20+ k.; cpl. 356; trp. 504; a. 2 CIWS; cl. Whidbey Island)

The third Ashland (LSD-48) was laid down on 4 April 1988 at New Orleans, La., by Avondale Industries, Inc.; launched on 11 November 1989; sponsored by Mrs. Kathleen Foley. Her delivery is scheduled for early 1991.